Students will practice adding and subtracting mentally as well as attach the words “more” and “less” to adding and subtracting. This is a fun alternative to traditional math drills.
- a deck of cards
- Deal out one card per student.
- Explain to students that each card is worth its face value: King=13, Queen=12, and Jack=11…
- Pick one student to go first.
- The student has to make an equation using his card using the following format: I have a ______, who has ______ more/less? eg: if the student has a seven, they could say, “I have a seven who has two more?”
- The person who has the card that corresponds correctly to the question has to yell out “I do.” eg: Using our example the person with the 9 card has to yell.
- Of course there may be more than one student with a 9, but the student who yells “I do” first gets to go next.
- Keep playing for a predetermined time.